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San Jose Author: Being Vietnamese in America Not So ‘Eazy’

San Jose Author: Being Vietnamese in America Not So ‘Eazy’

By Sharon Simonson SAN JOSE—For Vietnamese-American author Trami Nguyen Cron, the irony weighs heavy. Vietnamese people, whether refugees or immigrants, typically have fled their homeland for the United …

Judge: Former Councilmember Madison Nguyen Guilty of ‘Political Miscalculation,’ Not Misconduct in Naming Vietnamese Business District

Judge: Former Councilmember Madison Nguyen Guilty of ‘Political Miscalculation,’ Not Misconduct in Naming Vietnamese Business District

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Vincent J. Chiarello says San Jose City has had consistent open-meeting act problems when council people issue joint memorandum in anticipation of a vote; some violations are …

President’s Visit Evokes Pleasure, Pain for Silicon Valley Vietnamese

President’s Visit Evokes Pleasure, Pain for Silicon Valley Vietnamese

Did President Obama seek to hearten the Vietnamese people or to make sales for U.S. companies By Sharon Simonson Pride and hope, disdain and despair fought for mindshare in Silicon Valley’s Vietnamese-American …

70,000 New Homes But Still Not Enough

70,000 New Homes But Still Not Enough

By Sharon Simonson Same as it ever was. Even with nearly 70,000 new homes built in the Bay Area in the last five years, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data, 2015 population counts exclaim the continuing and …

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First Annual International Yoga Day overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge on June 21 in San Francisco. Yogis said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspired them. They joined 24 million Americans with a daily yoga …

Bay Area Professors’ Latin American Cookbook Tops Amazon Sales

Bay Area Professors’ Latin American Cookbook Tops Amazon Sales

San Francisco Bay Area professors Luz Calvo (right) and Catriona Rueda Esquibel want Mexican-Americans to reclaim their ancestral diet before the Spanish conquest.

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  • 70,000 New Homes But Still Not Enough

    70,000 New Homes But Still Not Enough

    By Sharon Simonson Same as it ever was. Even with nearly 70,000 new homes built in the Bay Area in the last five years, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data, 2015 population counts exclaim the continuing and …

  • Oh Baby! San Francisco Births on the Rise

    Oh Baby! San Francisco Births on the Rise

    State demographers said San Francisco, San Mateo and Alameda counties would experience declining births. They were wrong. By Sharon Simonson With wildly expensive housing and poorly perceived public schools, San …

  • A Turk in San Francisco

    A Turk in San Francisco

    Istanbul artist Refik Anadol says “Virtual Depictions: San Francisco” is 21st century public art. The huge LED screen fills the lobby of 350 Mission, part of the new Salesforce headquarters.

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